Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Kinsmans - Hiking



North Kinsman (4,293 ft)
South Kinsman (4,358 ft)
Trails: Mount Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail/Appalachian Trail
Distance: 10.0 miles roundtrip
Duration: 8.0 hours (include stops along the trail for breaks, at the lookout at summits)
My 4000+ Peaks #25 & #26
Listed 4000+: #28 & #26
Difficulty: Strenuous
Danger: Medium (steep portions and rock scrambling of trail on ridge)

I’m sorry, but I do not like butt sliding. And as I explained to Sue and Lisa, “I do not like to get my buttocks wet!” We all laughed, but they knew I was serious! The rain was on its way and would make for some slippery trail scrambling. But it wouldn’t be until the afternoon and after we had summited both the North and South Kinsman

It was a beautiful morning for a hike and Sue and I ended up at the trailhead an hour late. But we eventually caught up with Lisa. The Mt. Kinsman trail is beautiful and takes you through the woods while the Kinsman Ridge Trail takes you along the ridge with a few rock scrambles, but nothing too difficult.

Enjoy photos I took on the hike!

Along the trail






 Lookout near the North Kinsman summit


South Kinsman summit
Lisa in the summit cairn throne


Lisa's knee!
It ain't a real hike unless there's blood, sweat and tears!